[eDebate] Intl Debate Academy Scholarships
Alfred C Snider
Mon Sep 14 08:46:48 CDT 2009
The Dallas-based law firm of Bickel and Brewer announced a $5000 grant
to the International Debate Academy Slovenia, sponsored by ZIP Slovenia
and the World Debate Institute USA, for scholarship funds to bring the
best and neediest of students to the 2009 program, a week-long intensive
debate training program that will take place in November.
Sarah Marshala, director of the Bickel and Brewer Foundation, called in
this news to Bojana Skrt, IDAS director, who reacted, "I am happy and
very grateful for this award, and I am excited about now offering more
scholarships than ever. I hope that the example set by this visionary
law firm is something that lawyers in Europe will learn from," said Skrt.
Get information about the International Debate Academy Slovenia at
You will find the link to scholarship forms there. Please realize:
There will be substantial competition for scholarship funds.
There will be no 100% awards.
Please follow instructions in the scholarship essay.
September 30 2009 is the deadline.
Bickel & Brewer is one of the most aggressive, creative and successful
litigation firms in the United States. The firm's concentration in
complex litigation and dispute resolution is not confined to particular
substantive areas of the law, but to the litigation practice itself. As
such, many of the firm's attorneys have gained national recognition by
handling cutting-edge cases in a wide variety of substantive legal
fields. Bickel & Brewer has proven time and again that the well-honed
skills of its litigators may be universally applied to forge profitable
resolutions of disputes in any area of law or any area of commercial
enterprise. Although the trial and forensic abilities of Bickel & Brewer
litigators are unparalleled, these tools are often used as strategic
deterrents rather than as implements of first resort. Thus, a
substantial portion of the firm's practice is preventative counseling
and problem solving. The firm recognizes that in many instances its
clients' objectives are best served by successfully avoiding litigation
and that success is measured by the advice and counsel provided to
achieve this end. However, if full-scale litigation is in the client's
best interest, no law firm in the country understands and successfully
galvanizes the process as well as Bickel & Brewer.
The International Debate Academy Slovenia is now in its seventh year and
has become one of the world's premier debate training programs, focusing
on training in the WUDC format. Students from over twenty countries have
attended the program, and faculty members come from the top ranks of
debate trainers from around the world. http://debate.uvm.edu/idas.html
The dates for 2009 are 21-29 November 2009.
One of the other events Bickel and Brewer supports is the International
Public Policy Forum that it operates in partnership with New York
University. It is a debate contest that allows high school students from
all over the world to compete against each other to earn an all-expense
paid trip to New York City for the top eight teams and a chance to win
$10,000. Formerly known as the Bickel & Brewer/ NYU National Public
Policy Forum, the IPPF is a unique debate competition involving public
and private schools from across the globe. Visit www.nppf.net for more
information! See their Facebook page at
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
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